Pedal power is helping to deliver a hat-trick of benefits
A new project in Glenrothes is producing threefold results – it's getting people back on their bikes, helping those with mental health problems and disabilities learn new skills while also helping the environment.
BikeWorks, based at Fife Arts and Crafts Enterprise Training (FACET), provides a quality bike repair service. If you have a bike that needs a bit of TLC, BikeWorks will make repairs and supply and fit new parts.
All the work is carried out by people who are affected by disability or a mental health problem, with the aim of providing training and a qualification, as well as building confidence and self-esteem.
Andrew Parry, FACET Manager, said: "We want to break down barriers encountered by people with disabilities or mental health problems so they can access real work experience. Our qualified bike technician provides training and support to participants so they can gain a nationally recognised qualification and a sense of pride in delivering a great service for our customers."
BikeWorks will also take old, unused bikes that would otherwise end up in Fife's landfill sites.
"Old bikes can be refurbished or we can use them for spare parts," said Andrew. "Instead of getting rid of them, we can help, with the aim to 'reduce, reuse, recycle'.
"If you have an old bike gathering dust at the back of the shed that you'd like to get back on the road or donate for parts, or purchase a used bike, please contact us."
For more information contact
12-13 , Whitehill Road
Whitehill Ind Est
Tel: 01592 415877
Fax: 01592 415876
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